We found 9 providers matching colectomy and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver near Dallas, TX.

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Specializes in General Surgery
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Robert Henry is a medical specialist in general surgery. These areas are among Dr. Henry's clinical interests: lipoma, laparoscopic gastrostomy, and small bowel resection. He is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Henry attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Texas Super Doctors and Laycock-Snyder Faculty Teaching Award Contributions to Residency Program.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastrostomy, Inguinal Hernia, Umbilical Hernia, Appendectomy, Sarcoidosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joselin Leelavathy Anandam, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Joselin Anandam is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. Dr. Anandam's clinical interests include sigmoidoscopy, hemorrhoidectomy (surgical hemorrhoid removal), and hemorrhoid banding. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Anandam honors. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for her residency. She is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection), hemicolectomy (right or left colectomy)

All Interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Proctoscopy, Colectomy, Perirectal Abscess, Hemorrhoid Banding, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Ruben Ernesto Sandoval, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
7929 Brookriver Drive; Suite 300
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Ruben Sandoval is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Dallas, TX and Sunnyvale, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Sandoval speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include hepatitis C, colon polyps, and upper gastrointestinal (GI) series. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A.. Dr. Sandoval's education and training includes medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine and residency at Baylor University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Colectomy, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Abdominal Problems, Upper Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Wendy Drake White, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Wendy White sees patients in Dallas, TX. Her medical specialty is general surgery. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. White completed a residency program at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include the following: small bowel resection, colectomy (colon resection), and inguinal hernia. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. White is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Umbilical Hernia, Tumor, Small Bowel Resection, Colectomy, Hernia Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce Allen Smith, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
3600 Gaston Avenue; #710
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Bruce Smith works as a general surgeon in Dallas, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include colectomy (colon resection), gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and appendectomy. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Smith is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Appendectomy, Colectomy, Hiatal Hernia, Biliary Disorders, Laparoscopic Surgery, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. James W Fleshman Jr., MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
3500 Gaston Avenue; Department of Surgery, 1st Floor Roberts
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. James Fleshman's area of specialization is colon & rectal surgery. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Fleshman's areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, crohn's disease, and colorectal surgery procedures. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Colectomy, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Anorectal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Vijay Bapat, who practices in Plano, TX and Dallas, TX, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: barrett's esophagus, colectomy (colon resection), and pancreatic cancer. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Bapat attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Viant.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Colectomy, Pancreatic Cancer, Barrett's Esophagus

Dr. Walter Russell Peters Jr., MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
3409 Worth Street; Suite 640
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Walter Peters, who practices in Dallas, TX, is a medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. His areas of expertise include diverticular disease, cancer, and crohn's disease. On average, patients gave Dr. Peters a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Peters studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Clinical Interests: Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Crohn's ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,292 - $1,820
  • Medicare Cost: $1,292 - $1,793
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Specializes in General Surgery
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Steven Schatz specializes in general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schatz include cancer surgery, open hernia repair, and laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. Dr. Schatz is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colectomy

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Surgery, Appendectomy, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Bowel Resection, ... (Read more)

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What is Colectomy?

Colectomy is surgery to remove all or part of the colon, or the longest part of the large intestine. The colon may be affected by diseases such as cancer or inflammatory bowel disease. In a colectomy, all or part of the colon that is infected, blocked, or cancerous is removed.

A colectomy may be performed by laparoscopic or open surgery. A laparoscopic colectomy requires several small cuts on the abdomen, and uses a thin tube with a camera, called a laparoscope. Laparoscopic colectomies are less invasive than open procedures. For some individuals, a laparoscopic colectomy may not be possible, and instead an open colectomy is performed. In an open colectomy, a large incision is made on the abdomen. Open colectomies typically require longer recovery periods.

After the incisions are made, a portion of the colon is removed, and the remaining ends of the colon are attached to each other in a procedure called anastomosis. Waste can continue to travel through your body as normal. However, in some situations, it may be necessary for the end of the colon to be attached to an opening in the abdomen, called a stoma. This procedure is called an ostomy. Types of ostomies include:

  • Colostomy, in which the remaining portion of the colon is attached to the abdominal opening.
  • Ileostomy, in which the small intestine is attached to the abdominal opening.
An ostomy bag will be attached to the skin to collect waste. If the entire colon is removed, either an ileostomy is performed, or the small intestine is connected to the anus and waste may pass through as normal.

Stomas may be permanent or temporary. If the stoma is temporary, the ends of your colon will be rejoined in a later procedure. Temporary stomas are generally used to allow time for the colon to heal following surgery.

A colectomy may take between one and four hours. Following your procedure, you will need to consume a liquid and low fiber diet before gradually returning to your normal diet. You will need to stay in the hospital for three to seven days for monitoring. Full recovery and return to normal activity may take anywhere from a few weeks to several months.